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How confusing was the layout of this forum when you first arrived?

Discussion in 'Konoha Lounge' started by MechaTC, Jul 26, 2005.

Was the layout of this forum confusing to you when you first arrived?

  1. Yes, I got lost/confused all the time.

    18.3%
  2. No, I got used to the layout pretty quickly.

    81.7%
  1. MechaTC

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    Hi everyone :)

    I'm curious to see how confusing the forum's layout is at the moment for new people. So vote yes or no and post a reason below why it was confusing to you with possible ways of improvement. Thanks :laugh

    I'm not promising anything, but we might be able to change it around depending on the results.
     
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  2. Poison-Scythe

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    This forum's layout is probably the most conviniant for me cuz its easy and easy to navigate around. i wouldnt change nothins
     
  3. Voynich

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    Konoha Mall is kinda a grey area. Most people don't notice there are actually separate forums in there... < polite way to point out that the musicforum is hidden from sight.

    For there rest everything seems quite clear. Even for people who refuse to read before they post random crap.
     
  4. Hitomi_No_Ryu

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    Only time I got confused was that old fanfiction section...it was buried so deep, you could hardly find it at all...or even knew that it existed. They now fixed that with the addition of Konoha Fanworks section so it's all good!!
     
  5. Chamcham Trigger

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    I've been to like one or two forums before this one and it's very similar to the others so it's not too bad. It's really straight forward.
     
  6. raanan

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    They layout is good. Some of the names of the different forums don't really give an impression of what the forum is for but the description is right there to read so it's all good.

    Forums with subforums could have something done to them so people realise there's subforums. I just found the music forum today...
     
  7. CrazyMoronX

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    Agree with this statement. Other than the Mall being confusing for a new user that has never actually gone in there, the forum is good the way it is.
     
  8. Toiletnojutsu

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    My early days is pretty much a blur.

    I did get moderated a bit, but thats because I never read the rules. Haven't read em still :shifty
     
  9. Blue Supporting Staff Retired Staff

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    I never had a problem with it.

    Of course, it was like half the size it is now.
     
  10. Woody

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    Ive been to too many forums to get lost. Thus I vote no.
     
  11. martryn

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    There are still features that I didn't know were there, but I didn't have a hard time at first. Course, at first I was afraid to leave the House of Uzamaki forums. Took me weeks to venture into the FCs.
     
  12. MechaTC

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    I should probably say for new people on it : P
     
  13. TheMexicanKingVII

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    Nope, it was rather easy to navigate,
     
  14. Dragonzair

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    the layout's perfect for me :amuse
    i'm used to forums so, this was easy to roam about.
     
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    It took me a few minutes to get used to it and figure out where everything was.
     
  16. Jedi Mind Tricks

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    No problem,

    There is one question, I'm an anime only watcher and I've chosen that in the user groups yet I can still see the manga forums.

    Is that meant to happen?
     
  17. Jackal Iscariot

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    i was lost....and i was new to forums....first one ever........so yeah

    i just stop caring, and just pressed the "new posts" button all the time >_>
     
  18. Shiari

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    Nah.... I didn't think I had to much trouble.... just that I had a hard time finding the old FF area. :p

    edit: It help that this wasn't my first forum. :p
     
  19. ShounenSuki

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    This was the first forum I ever really visited, but I never had any problems with the layout ^^
     
  20. kapsi

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    I'd like to be able to access child forums directly from the main menu, ie Battledome
     
  21. Nybarius

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    I'm a NF Johnny Come Lately, so I got to learn all the features which were added incrementally at the same time. No gripes here: I love this forum, it's the most full-featured and well designed web forum I've regularly used. Therein lies the problem: whenever you add nifty new features to a tool like a forum, there's usually going to be a directly a proportional increase in the difficulty associated with mastering the tool; undocumented features that nobody uses because nobody understands them just add bloat.

    Since I love the power of this forum, I think that a certain level of bewilderment on the part of a newbies has, unfortunately, got to be tolerated. In fact, I would welcome even MORE confusion in return for some advanced customization options; maybe offered as an incentive to join Narutofan, or something. (I know, not very likely, but I can dream.)

    There are certainly tweaks that can be made, but it seems to me that the best way of indoctrinating the newjacks is to rapidly provide them with a vision of how experienced users surf the board. Perhaps a thread called something like "How do you like YOUR Narutofan?" which is automatically added to a new user's subscribed posts for a certain length of time. That would have helped me out a bit; for instance, I never would have guessed when I was first poking around these parts that I'd end up using the Control Panel so much.
     
  22. Jef88

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    this is a useser friendly forum had no prob :D
     
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    Well, when I first came around (my username before this) in late 2004, it wasn't that confusing. Then when I forgot about the forum, my username and old password, made a new one, it still wasn't that confusing.

    When you think about it, Naruto Forum is just BIG, it's not too confusing, just large in proportion and member count. That tends to be a bit overwhelming at times, but for the most part I'd say it's convenient the way it is.
     
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    at the frits clance it was confunseing but i needed only 2mins then i got it all :D
     
  25. ReaperCatGirl

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    it was really complicated to me but i think i finally got the hang of it :smile-big :amuse
     
  26. Shiron

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    I also got used to this forum fairly quickly. The only real confusing part was the Konoha Mall, which still didn't take me too long to figure out once I went inside of it. Overall, though, I think that this forum would be fairly easy to get used to, although a sticky telling what sub-boards are in parts of the forum like the Konoha Mall still wouldn't be such a bad idea. - Ice
     
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    I'm fairly new to the forum in general but find it easy enough to navigate. I find the number of subforums a bit ridiculous...but it's laid out in a professional manner and the administrators here have done good. I've admined two forums in the past and admit the biggest flaw was spreading everything out across too many places, but this place has a nice balance.

    Kudos to whoever
     
  28. lekki

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    Initially it's overwhelmingly big but you get used to it fast. I still haven't found the music forum though :p
     
  29. Dark00

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    The layout's pretty good. I didn't get lost on my first day or anything. It took me a while to understand the reputation and why people had red and green and so on though.
     
  30. floopyliangchu

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    i was kinda lost when i first came, coz the lil descriptions didnt make sense at first, but i got used to it soon lol
     
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